La Naissance des Fleurs

René Magritte


As an important member of the surrealist movement, Magritte had a talent for creating multiple associations and significations through unexpected juxtapositions. La naissance des fleurs, one of the Magritte’s few works whose title is written on the painting, was a gift from the artist to Dalí’s sister. Magritte both combines and exchanges this floral still life motif with two of his other frequent visual signatures—wood grain and the sky, subverting and reflecting upon the traditional relationship between images and their meaning, with an aesthetic impact on the viewer that goes beyond experience.

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